... has very graciously sent me some extremely interesting books; most of which bear the autograph (and annotations) of a Fr J B O'Connell ... a name which seems familiar ... whose reactions to emerging 'reforms' from the 1940s to the 1960s one could trace. (Tucked inside one of them was a 1946 envelope, with rough notes on the back, from 'Great Southern Hotels'; the Irish Hotel group which includes Parknasilla, where G B Shaw wrote plays and my family played golf while I read and watched the otters and kingfishers on a then-secluded ruined quay ... it's a small world ...). One volume bears a stamp of ICEL in its earliest days; it is Mary Pierre Ellebracht's highly erudite and useful Remarks on the Vocabulary of the ancient Orations in the Missale Romanum of 1964. Other volumes include papers on Latinity by the ever-great, ever-admirable Christine Mohrmann.
There must be material for posts in all this ... thank you very much, father.